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Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







Congratulations hk1x1, it was a close one and a very well deserved win for you and welcome to the riveters! I have to say I'm almost glad I didn't win, I have no idea what I would have picked as a prize

@ Meade: Thanks for laying on such a great contest and for the explanations made for an interesting read, Its nice to have a critical eye besides my own go over my work I'll have to work on my weathering so I win the next one

@ inmygravenimage: congrats I sure hope you've got room in a corner for that beast to sit.




 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
welcome to the fold of the riveteers... *nods to:* graven, hk1x1 you´ve earned it... will you know make a comp together or only you HK1x1?...
by the way... you may now fly the riveers banner proudly!!!

and meade... that´s got to be the most indepth judging i have seen here... i can see how all the judging must ave left you spent and broken... but you are an artist... that´s probably a needful requirement to be still an awesome modler and painter as you already are

to all the others: it only worked so well this time because of you! to all entries... be proud about your work... !

cheers, vik


Thanks Vik, yes I am glad to have a break from judging!

The honor for the next contest goes to Hk1x1, so it's up to him to decide when to get on that... when he's ready

@OneManNoodles: Glad my judging notes helped, Noodles! Thanks again and for the record, if I wasn't completely fair-minded, my love for the Adeptus Mechanicus would have caused some bias on my part, your entry is still really awesome in my book

 
   
Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Wow what a competition and a worthy winner - in fact all entries were great

Looking forward to the next round and seeing what hk1x1decides to go with as the theme...

Congrats again

   
Made in fr
Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Amiens -France-

Congratulations to hk1x1 and graven, you deserve it guys!

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Congrats fellas! Good jobs all around!

And welcome to the League brother riveters!

Ok HK1, set course for the next competition, Engage!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Congrats to the winners.

Knew the stonework would swing it the second I saw it, sooo beautiful.

Can not believe I even had a mention with the level of the comp. The work displayed was magnificent.

Next round please......




 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Can not believe I even had a mention with the level of the comp.
now, now! easy mate... you had a wonderful looking piece of terrain...

   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept






As the winner it has fallen to me to run the next contest, but don't panic, it wont start for a little while yet, as I think everyone would like to catch their breath before we start again.

In the meantime i'd love to hear everyone's ideas and suggestions for the next competition, I do have a few of my own but I want to hear what you think.
As it's you who will be spending your time building your new creations, and it helps if you have an interest in what it is your building.

So any ideas you may have let me know, And hopefully we can make The Terrain Competition # 7 as successful as the last .
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

well... I hope the lil breather will not take too long^^

as for ideas...

some, including me favoured a limitation comp... like taking a sheet of A4 Plasticcard and try to get a fully good looking terrain piece...

one other thing was some barricade or other scatter terrain...(like the famous nuka machine of dave?)

or...some chemical plant terrain?...

or make up a motto...like distilled boredom...

a pub...

or...like dave did in his first comp idea... try to name a piece of junk you want us all to build something with... like the lid competition...or the cookie competition...

   
Made in nl
Imperial Agent Provocateur




The Netherlands

Many congratulations hk1x1

As for some ideas for the next competition, i kinda like viks idea of using a piece junk we all have to use. If it has to be something i "need" , i still need to make a landingplatform and a flyer for my sisphus complex...wink, wink, nudge, nudge, hehe.


Take care

   
Made in us
Furious Fire Dragon





Chicago

That's very Iron Chef: Today's ingredient is... a cookie tray!

 
   
Made in us
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

 hk1x1 wrote:
As the winner it has fallen to me to run the next contest, but don't panic, it wont start for a little while yet, as I think everyone would like to catch their breath before we start again.

In the meantime i'd love to hear everyone's ideas and suggestions for the next competition, I do have a few of my own but I want to hear what you think.
As it's you who will be spending your time building your new creations, and it helps if you have an interest in what it is your building.

So any ideas you may have let me know, And hopefully we can make The Terrain Competition # 7 as successful as the last .


Should be a writing contest

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







A writing terrain contest?

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in us
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

Yeah!

Who can best describe their terrain to give the judges the most perfect mental image

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

To suggest some popular, generic but fun themes that most people could fit into their terrain for whatever their doing... we haven't done bunkers or gun emplacements yet, that's always fun... Hills, Ruins, Roads (or perhaps bridges), Houses/dwellings, Factories,

Or you could have a theme such as post-apocalyptic, War-torn, pastoral, Ice or Fire, Magical, and then maybe just some generic size restrictions so that people could make whetever they dream up according to that theme.

Or of course you could go with something a bit more off the wall, which is risky in that it might discourage participation from practical point of view but might encourage others due to general insanity. Like a paper terrain comp for instance.

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Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept






Thanks meade, some great ideas there. I particularly like the gun emplacement idea, making something that actually has a function on the battlefield, other than just providing troop cover.
A weapon platform that you can use in your games as part of your army, The new Aquila strong point comes to mind, but it doesn't have to be as big as that.

This also works well with another idea I had, and that's encouraging people to build something that doesn't belong to the Imperium of man, you could if you wanted to of course,
but it would be great to see gun emplacements from other race's, Eldar, Tau, Necron. Orks would probably be a fun one to build (just think of all those rivets ),
or for something more challenging what about Tyranids, a completely organic gun emplacement.

It would be a chance to use you imagination, and really think outside the box.
So let us know what you think, and we'll go from there .

   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Xenos gun emplacement contest? Yeah, I'm down with that.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in gb
Mysterious Techpriest







hmm gun emplacement sounds interesting.

My suggestion would be a piece of terrain based on a phrase or word, like "War, war never changes."

I like vik's idea of a limitation competition.

your choice mate, no rush anyway




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Gun emplacement is generic enough for anyone to build to match their army.

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"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

xenos gun emplacement...now that is a nice idea...all xenos terrain is always a nice thing to do of course!

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Congratulations to the winners! I've secretly following this thread like a secret ninja of secretness! All of the entries were really cool, I definitely don't envy the position of picking a winner.

I might throw my hat in for the next round and try my hand and riveting, I'll wait and see what the theme is first though before I decide.

   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept






 Casey's Law wrote:
Congratulations to the winners! I've secretly following this thread like a secret ninja of secretness! All of the entries were really cool, I definitely don't envy the position of picking a winner.

I might throw my hat in for the next round and try my hand and riveting, I'll wait and see what the theme is first though before I decide.


Thanks for the congrats, It was a great Competition (thanks to Meade and everyone that entered) and I hope to see you at the next one .

I am throwing around ideas at the moment as to the next contests theme, an idea that has been put forward is Gun Emplacement's.
You can find more details in my last post above.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Yeh I saw that discussion and it sounds like it could be fun. I don't know enough to comment further to be honest, I'd be interested to know how big a Gun Emplacement would have to be. It sounds like too big a project for me to take on but that might not be the case. I'll keep an eye on the discussion to learn more about it.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

 Casey's Law wrote:
Congratulations to the winners! I've secretly following this thread like a secret ninja of secretness! All of the entries were really cool, I definitely don't envy the position of picking a winner.

I might throw my hat in for the next round and try my hand and riveting, I'll wait and see what the theme is first though before I decide.


Good to see you around here! BTW I was also readying something for the infinity competition too but sadly life got in the way for me to get my entry in on time I am now expanded into Infinity anyhow, it's quite addictive!


 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Yeh, it's a shame but real life has a way of intervening in our hobby plans. I'm glad the competition did it's job though and got you into the system. It's a highly addictive game and the miniatures are just amazing!

   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept






I've already had a few thumbs up for Gun Emplacements as a theme for the next contest, but I'm keen to know what everyone else thinks.

I also had a think about the finer details, and have come up with few more ideas.

I really want to make this contest a mixture of terrain building, and model making. As although the main theme is a gun emplacement this is first and foremost a terrain completion, so your entry should reflect this and be a balance of both, for example a Basilisk cannon behind a few sandbags is more model than terrain, but a Basilisk cannon in a fortified bunker built in to a cliff face is a far more interesting concept.

This contest will be open to everyone regardless of your skill level, if you don't think your paintings up to scratch, or your modelling abilities are less than perfect, don't worry, as what I'm looking for in this contest is Imagination and detail.
I want you to build something that I've never seen before, something that only exists in your mind.

And to make it even more original, how about a Xenos Gun emplacement, built by one of the many 40k alien races.
This wont be mandatory of course you can still build an imperial piece if you wish.

To finish of here's a few entry ideas of my own, feel free to use them if you wish.

The cannon of an old wrecked Titan, that's been repaired and made into a make shift artillery piece.

An Ancient Alien weapon, lost and buried for millions of years, is discovered and reactivated.

An Orbital Defence Cannon, stolen by another race, and overridden using their own technology.

These are just a few ideas, the possibilities are endless.
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







That's good! My brain is already working on it!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







It does sound great! For me the issue would be time constraints, I have a lot on these days so I'd be pushed to work on something as large as a gun emplacement. Having said that I quite like the idea of challenging myself to accurately represent the theme in a small area.

Also, are rivets mandatory? I think some 40k races and other game systems(is that allowed?) would struggle to add rivets. Tau, Eldar, Tyranid, Infinity all spring to mind.

   
Made in nl
Fighter Ace






Already thinking on how to get a gun emplacement explained in my zombie apocalypse terrain... But i'll think of something i guess... Gun emplacement is fine by me...

Eh...
Inmygravenimage: That's sweet dude. I bet her ass is bad...
Camkierhi - What a load of rubbish... Amazing!
Rogue Wolves - Its rediculous how much character you pack into those guys
Skalk Bloodaxe: I know those will be awesome when finished, but right now they look like crackers.
Necro-pocalypse weirdness:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/424470.page
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Sounds good! Can I suggest encouraging the use of random materials?

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
 
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